Algoma Public Health
- Grade 7 Immunization
Grade 7 Immunization
What is the Grade 7 Immunization Program?
Every year grade 7 students are offered 3 vaccines through the school immunization program. Students are offered Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus, and Meningococcal vaccines. Meningococcal vaccine is required for attending school while Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus are not required but recommended to protect children from these diseases. You can find the immunization schedule for your child’s school below.
How can my child get vaccinated with Grade 7 vaccines?
Grade 7 students will be given an information package and a Vaccine Consent Form to bring home from school. Parents/guardians should read the information booklet and return the completed consent form to the school by the indicated date on the form. In Ontario, consent for medical procedures is based on a client’s understanding of the situation, not the client’s age. It is strongly recommended that parents talk to their children about immunization decisions. However, parental consent is required for elementary school students to obtain the vaccine in the school setting.
We had a public health nurse answer the most common questions students and/or parents have when it comes to grade 7 vaccinations. You can watch the videos below.